Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/18/13
California head basketball coach Mike Montgomery is a fiery old school type of coach.  That fire could have him in some hot water according to ESPN. During a big Pac 12 win over USC on Sunday night, Montgomery was not pleased with his team’s effort as they were down at one point by 15 in the second half. During a timeout in the second half, Montgomery became very frustrated with junior guard Allen Crabbe, and let him know when he gave him a two-handed shove to the chest. Montgomery said he was trying to get Crabbe’s head in the game, but many pundits thought the physical contact was over the line. Mike Montgomery tried to explain why he gave Crabbe the shove. “He had no expression,” Montgomery told reporters after the game. “Mentally, he just needed a wakeup call.” Crabbe was extremely upset by the shove, and had to be calmed down in the back corridor of the arena by a few of his teammates. Crabbe would eventually score 10 points during the games final minutes to help the Golden Bea...
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